ABCs of Death 2 (2014)
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ABCs of Death 2 (2014) Review
ABCs of Death 2 (2014) is a film that is comprised of many short films that are directed by many directors resulting in a horror anthology. I was not thrilled about seeing ABCs of Death 2 after I was disappointed with ABCs of Death (2012). I am happy I put my feelings aside and saw the movie, it was way better than the first and I recommend horror fans to go see it. There were only two directors that were disappointing in this film and I will let you see for yourself without telling you which ones. This movie is not intended for younger viewers and people with a weak stomach as it will make you cringe and feel as though your guts are coming out. The tone of this movie was much darker and creepier than the first film. The consistency of this movie flowed awesomely well compared to the first horror anthology movie.
A is for Amateur - E.L. Katz
ABCs of Death 2 starts out with the first letter of the alphabet A is for Amateur directed by E.L. Katz (Autopsy (2008), Pop Skull (2007), Home Sick (2007)). A is for Amateur is about a hitman planning to kill Andy Nyman (Death at a Funeral (2007), Severance (2006), Black Death (2010), Kick-Ass 2 (2013)) who is a thug. Katz shows us every detail of the assassination and how it went wrong. The hitman enters the ventilation system with his head first not expecting all the challenges he encountered. He basically thought it would be a breeze like all the movies he saw.
B is for Badger - Julian Barratt‘s (A Field in England (2013), The External World (2010))
C is for Capital Punishment - Julian Gilbey
C is for Capital Punishment is directed by Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Plastic (2014)) who gives us a stressful and eventful film to watch. It is about a man facing execution for a crime that he might or might have committed.
D is for Deloused - Robert Morgan
D is for Deloused is directed by Robert Morgan (Monsters (2004)) who decided to make a stop-motion animation short film. He succeeded at making me quiver while watching it because it definitely got under my skin. It was a disturbingly good treat before Halloween that left me with chills.
E is for Equilibrium - Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead (2011))
F is for Falling - Aharon Keshales (Big Bad Wolves (2013), Kalevet (2010))
G is for Grandad - Jim Hosking (Crabs (2010), Renegades (2010))
H is for Head Games - Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels (2008), The Tune (1992))
I is for Invincible - Erik Matti (On the Job (2013))
J is for Jesus - Dennison Ramalho (Ninjas (2010))
K is for Knell - Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper
K is for Knell is directed by Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves (2012), Kolekcioniere (2008)) and first-time director Bruno Samper. This short film makes me think of the world we live in today and how it can change. It is about a young female who is seeing the world falling apart with the help of an alien orb that is made with black fluid substance.
L is for Legacy - Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (To Rise Again (2014))
M is for Masticate - Robert Boocheck (Horrific (2012), Venus DeMento (2000))
N is for Nexus - Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter (2006), I Sell the Dead (2008))
O is for Ochlocracy - Hajime Ohata
O is for Ochlocracy is directed by Hajime Ohata (Kataribe (2014)) brings us a story about a woman that is facing a series of charges. The woman is being tried for the murders of her family, strangers and loved ones. This film takes a whole new look on zombies where zombies are in charge and the people that she killed were zombies. This one was also a treat, never seen anything like it.
P is for P-P-P-P Scary! - Todd Rohal (Nature Calls (2012))
Q is for Questionnaire - Rodney Ascher (Visions of Terror (2008))
R is for Roulette - Marvin Kren (Rammbock (2010), Blood Glacier (2013))
S is for Split - Juan Martinez Moreno
S is for Split is directed by Juan Martinez Moreno (Game of Werewolves (2011)) amazed me with the ending as it was so unexpected. This short film is about a husband who is away in Paris on a trip and is video chatting with his wife and baby. The wife is home alone and is frightened by an intruder while chatting with her husband.
T is for Torture p*rn - Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (See No Evil 2 (2014))
U is for Utopia - Vincenzo Natali (Cube (1997), Splice (2009))
V is for Vacation - Jerome Sable
V is for Vacation is directed by Jerome Sable (Stage Fright (2014)) who gave us a short film with the use of a cell phone via POV style. This film is brutally nasty as we see two friends in the woods hanging out and video chatting with one of their wives. The trip is not what it seems as it ends up being very gory.
W is for Wish - Steven Kostanski (Resident Evil: Retribution (2012))
X is for Xylophone - Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside (2007), Livid (2011))
Y is for Youth - Soichi Umezawa
Y is for Youth is the first film that Soichi Umezawa directed. The short film is about a teenager’s sad life and why she exists. The movie appears to be funny, silly and has a weird sense of humor, but it gives an imperative and worthy message if you pay attentions to every little thing that goes on. It is a sad movie but realistic.
Z is for Zygote - Chris Nash (Blackhead (2009))
Z is for Zygote is directed by no other than Chris Nash (Blackhead (2009)). This short film is very disgusting, and it is about a pregnant woman who refuses to give birth to her baby until her husband comes home. Very disturbing images. Mothers to be should give this film a second thought because it will give you nightmares about being pregnant/birth.
- ABCs of Death 2 Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 6.39
- IMDB: 5.4
- MetaCritic: 5.3
- Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5
About ABCs of Death 2 2014
Total Avg. Votes: 7,194 MPAA Rating: R
ABCs of Death 2 Writers: Ant Timpson, David Chirchirillo
ABCs of Death 2 Director: Vincenzo Natali, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Jerome Sable, Rodney Ascher, Julian Gilbey, Sôichi Umezawa, Jim Hosking, Juan Martínez Moreno, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Larry Fessenden, Julien Maury, Chris Nash, Hajime Ohata, Robert Morgan, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Julian Barratt, Todd Rohal, Robert Boocheck, Bruno Samper, Alejandro Brugués, Sôichi Umezawa
Production: Magnet Releasing
Language: English, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, French
Country: USA, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Japan